Tag Archives: Rhone Wines

Talking RHONE With Emmitt-Scorsone On THE VARIETAL SHOW

Taking a wee break before the Rhone Rendezvous tasting at Gravenstein Grill, THE VARIETAL SHOW sits down with the dynamic duo at Emmitt-Scorsone, located in the Dry Creek Valley AVA. Winegrowers Palmer Emmitt and Michael Scorsone lead us through a discussion and tasting of their Rhone varietals; 2020 Grenache Blanc, 2019 Grenache Estate & 2018 Gusto Rosso.

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Truly Truchard On THE VARIETAL SHOW!

At Truchard Vineyards in the cool climate Carneros AVA, southwest corner of Napa Valley, THE VARIETAL SHOW visits with Tony Truchard. We discuss the soil dynamics, how it determines what varietals or clones to grow! Pouring the 2022 Estate Rousanne (TOP white wine of the AFWC!), 2020 Old Block Pinot Noir & 2020 Merlot.

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Rhone Rendezvous – Thursday August 24th!

This month’s featured tasting at Gravenstein Grill is an exciting and varied category of wine – Rhone inspired blends & varietals grown here in Northern California!

Get your tickets to join me on Thursday August 24, 5-7pm, for a celebration of this incredibly exciting segment of our regional wine industry, featuring over 20 wineries including: Capo Creek, Cochon, Quivira, Jeff Cohn, Cline (one of the original Rhone Rangers), Truchard, Two Shepherds, Meadowcroft, Kobler Estate, Ramey, Terminin, Emmitt-Scorsone, Maclaren, Crux, Lasseter, Miner Wines, Box Wine Co., Thirty-Seven, Beven Cellars & more!

There will also be passed appetizers featuring locally sourced meat & produce by Chefs Simontacchi & Colunga, and live music by Jay Messer!

The Varietal Show Lounges With Amy Butler Of Ranchero Cellars

Heading on down to Paso Robles and meeting up with Ranchero Cellars Winemaker Amy Butler, the Diva of Carignan! In this ode to Rhone, The Varietal Show has a relaxing poolside chat about this vineyard, that started pretty much on a dare, and tastes her fabulous 2017 Viognier and 2018 Carignan, The Tethered Beast.

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Rhone Rendezvous Is Back! At Gravenstein Grill on Thursday May 12th

Join me at Gravenstein Grill for the 3rd Annual Rhone Rendezvous! We will be featuring incredible wines from some of the best wineries in Sonoma County, along with small bites by Chef Simontacchi, hosted on our spacious outdoor patio.

Get your TICKETS, which include a tasting with ALL of the guest wineries, including Acorn, Anaba, Bee Hunter, Crux, Donelan, Enkidu, Jeff Cohn Cellars, Longboard, Miner Wines, Ramey, Ram’s Gate, Scherrer, Trentadue & Truchard!

See you there! Christopher


Rhones Alone At Tablas Creek Vineyards On The Varietal Show!

Whew! SIXTY episodes in, so The Varietal Show is having a little vacay. But still taking time to send you halfway back to EP #30 (& 31) from last autumn, in this two-part sit down with Jason Haas at Tablas Creek Vineyards in Paso Robles! LIKE, SHARE & FOLLOW my You Tube channel, for weekly notifications on more exciting upcoming episodes, Tuesdays @12:30pm!

EP #30: On my trek down to Paso Robles The Varietal Show explored the joys of red wines made with Rhone varietals grown on their marvelous estate properties, featuring the first tasting of the 2018 Tablas Creek Esprit Rouge!

EP #31: My conversation with Jason Haas continues, reflecting on lessons from his dad with wine, and sharing 3 tiers of red blends including a tasty Mourvedre on The Varietal Show. Paso Robles wine country is open for business!

Take a Rhône Rendezvous on The Varietal Show With Tablas Creek Vineyards

On my way down to judge at the Central Coast Wine Competition, The Varietal Show made a little stop to explore the joys of red wines made with Rhône varietals grown on the marvelous Tablas Creek Vineyards estate properties: This first part features the first tasting of the 2018 Tablas Creek Esprit Rouge, come back for more next week!

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